The Expanse: A Telltale Series, a prequel to the hit TV series, was announced at the Game Awards.
The game is co-developed by Telltale, which was reformed in 2019 after a high-profile shutdown in 2018, and Deck Nine, better known as the developer of Life is Strange: Before the Storm and Life is Strange: True Colors.
The Expanse TV series is set hundreds of years into the future, where Earth colonized the rest of the solar system. Centered on protagonists at the head of three major factions between which tensions are mounting, the show is about to enter its sixth and final season this week.
The Expanse: A Telltale Series will act as a prequel to the TV show, and players will play Camina Drummer, who will be played by her TV actress, Cara Gee. Leading a Scavengers crew in The Belt, Camina will make decisions that will be felt throughout the game, deciding the fate of her crew and her ship, the Artemis.
A trailer for the game, released at today’s awards show, shows Camina walking through the chaotic aftermath of what looks like an anti-gravity shootout, before blowing a poor hapless man out of an airlock. , all accompanied by an invisible narrator describing how she must have had to fight to survive in the darkness of space.
There is no release date for the game yet, as it is said to be still “in the early stages of production”, but it is expected to be released “for PC and major consoles”. Given that Telltale announced The Wolf Among Us 2 at the Game Awards in 2019, and we have yet to see this game materialize, it might be some time before the interactive adaptation of The Expanse sees the day.
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